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Creating your own startup is a risky endeavor as there are many variables to take into consideration since there are no guarantees of success. The European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) knows this very well and we created InnoPitch to address this issue because we believe that innovation, entrepreneurship and startups are largely an untapped resource.
Deciding to become an entrepreneur is a career that requires significant sacrifices and a great deal of self-discipline. It will never have the ‘comfort’ of the 9 to 5 job. Furthermore, there are problems like not enough access to skills, finance, expertise, networks or legal regulations that are not suitable for the Digital Age. In Europe it’s harder than it should be for bright ideas to prosper. Thus, InnoPitch can perfectly act as a springboard for these bright ideas.
Already at its 5th edition, InnoPitch gives young entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet Venture Capitalists, make connections, receive feedback and turn their idea into reality.
Just let us know what is your idea and its added value, be convincing about it and BOOM! You will pitch your own idea in front of a carefully selected panel of jury members and a packed audience of investors, mentors and like-minded young entrepreneurs.
Innopitch Success Stories include:
- Energy Elephant, one of the finalists of InnoPitch 2015, is among the startups that will rock the 4YFN Awards final at Smart City Expo!
- Bitlab, another of our past finalists at InnoPitch, who was part of the EYIF Delegation to the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, won the best startup prize!
Next year at MWC 2017 in Barcelona we hope it will be YOU that will join us!
We believe in YOUR creativity and ambition. Great rewards awaits if you bring your A game and apply by 31/12/2016. Find out about prizes, eligibility, rules, and application procedures here.